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complexity for us to navigate through, and frankly it was a real partnership with the center and i want to thank them for being very transparent in helping us understand the relationship between the landlord, tenant and then to us as subtenant and so additionally this project involves portioning a cost across the sublease space and that needed to happen, to a fair and equitable manner and all of this led to negotiations taking far longer than we anticipate and that said, we are not exactly thrilled to be here, with a retroactive commencement date and we recognize that, and it is executed before and recommended by our department. and it is not consistent with the board policy. we take a moment to think about the terms itself and it is ai 9 year agreement, covering the
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facility and terminates when the master lease expires and so that is why it has a rather odd term, and not exactly, and that expires to march 1, 2023, the cost is 22,000, and 113 a month in rent, increasing 3 percent per year and we have a termination right that has been built into this and that we want to have the ability for the flexibility over time and in this case, after march 26, 2018, with the proper notice, and payment to the center of the value of the tenant improvement and the time of the termination and then we may exit and that is consistent with the other agreements that you have seen come before you with the early termination clauses and the rent itself is fair rent agreement and that is also, noted in the budget analyst report and we have a
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documentation that was to support, and we do agree with the proposed amendment and i recommend that when the real estate brings the amendment to the section 23, and we relate that that amendment is going to have a number of real estate and the other changes to the leasing both the tenant and the city as the landlord and we like to make it clear in the admin code that the departments are not to enter into the private space without the benefit of an approved agreement. and that is not in the code anywhere. and i was rather surprised. sometimes those are kind of obvious, we don't have them in the code and it is just an opportunity to very forth rightly state, that here is our process, and i think that will help in the future. and providing us some additional code authority to manage that issue. i don't think that needs to be in the form of a further amendment to the resolution and i think that your direction
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here will be appreciated and that document will be flowing forward in the next month or so, and that is consistent with some of the issues that came out of a civil grand jury report as well as a legislative and budget report, and so that is my presentation relative to the facts of the transaction itself and as i say, katie is here and he will be happy to address the questions that you may have and address you to the call to the audience and answer the questions that you may have as well. >> thank you for that explanation, and i think that the one thing that concerned me is retroactive is not good but moving in january, you can't be a precedent that was setting or allowing to happen, certainly as a board in this committee and if that is legislative or otherwise, i am happy to work with the office to get that done and give you that authority and make sure that you have a hammer going forward. any questions colleagues?
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>> okay. they are here to speak to the on it, and he is happen i don't to answer the questions. >> and yeah, i will give you the opportunity to come and speak if you like i want to explain why we took the occupancy in january, we never think to have the operationals or our logistics staff move to be out of sync with the regulatory approvals but in the cases like this, sometimes it happened, and we gave up a facility on december, on valencia street that housed 39 of our family and children staff, in moving the staff, we have the staff slated to go to the child advocacy center and it was ready in turn key and we put them in there because the
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interviews were starting in the month of january and it is not in the code that prohibits us from doing that and many of our other service contracts where we have the city buildings and we have the service agreements with the non-profits running the building and vice versa where we have the non-profits and the city has the similar thing >> i am the director of the san francisco child abuse prevention center and i am so deeply honored to be here today in support of the lease between the city and county of san francisco, and the san francisco child abuse prevention center to house the children's advocacy center of san francisco, a first in our community. and i i am joined by many members in the community and our public partners at the city and the district attorney office. and the human services agency, and the health department and the police, and general
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hospital. and i asked the members, to stand and show their support. i also have letters for each of the supervisors, and the clerk of the board additional support from ucsf, the giants and other community members in support of our projects. thank you so much. >> as one of our public partners have said, this project is truly the best of san francisco coming together to protect children, the children's advocacy children, is a place where harm stops and hope and healing begin, it is a place where a child and it is the one place where a child who has been a victim of abuse, can share his or her own story one time with all of the remarkable professionals who need to hear that child's story and help that child gather together. san francisco sadly has the highest rate of child abuse in
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the bay area. with 6,000 reports of child abuse each year and 10,000 children exposed to violence. child abuse is the root cause of critical problems that we as the city and municipality and the country are trying to fix. from the education system from the economy and to the justice system to the healthcare system and the children who are abused are more likely to drop out of school and grown up as teen parents and be thrown in jail and remain unemployed and suffer from serious and long term health issues. the cause and the impact of child abuse is complex. and so too are its solutions. the treatment and prevention of child abuse requires long term partnership, and experience. and that what just happens here.
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the human services agency and the health department and the police and the general hospital and the ucsf and the prevention center and we came together and we agreed that we should have a children's advocacy center in san francisco and since that time, we have worked with the community and together to bring the services under one roof. and as you know, this matter has come before this board, the planning commission, and for several entitlements and other reviews, and each time this project has received unanimous support, and we have also entered into two multiagency memo of understanding and outlining each partner's rolls and responsibilities and now, if this committee and the board approve this lease, we are looking forward to entering into this long term partnership. and because of all of this work, and the culmination of where we are today, the new children's advocacy is on track to receive the national
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accreditation and recognition to double the capacity to provide the services to the children in vie sis, and to provide the state of the art technology and healing and for the public partner to locate together in a child friendly space, which research shows saved municipalities and resources and services and to provide exceptional service to children and families to date, provided the services who without would not have had the multilevel approach in the center where we are now and aligned with there work, we are also, with the tipping point community and the center for the youth wellness and the health center to create the much, needed wellness centers for the children in our city and i want to conclude by saying, thank you, thank you to all of the amazing people here, that do this work every day. to the people who are interviewing children, who are invest gating the cases who are
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providing amazing support and agreement to our families and on behalf of the entire prevention center and our board and staff and supporters i want to thank the department, of human services and the health department and the police and the general hospital, and our district attorney, and our city attorney, as well as the office of the mayor, the department of reestate and the city administrator's office and thank you, to all of you, the board of supervisors, for your personal dedication, and leadership, to protecting children. i have to say, that thousands of children will have a better life because of what you have done for them here today, thank you very much. >> thank you, colleagues any questions right now for any of the presenters? >> okay. mr. rose, could we go to your report, please? >> of course, mr. chairman and members of the committee, on page 36 of our report, we report that hsa will pay, 22,113 dollars per month in rent for a total of 265, and
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that is the first year and that includes, the base rent and the first year's operating costs as well as $118,070 to advertise the city, improvements of approximately 1.1 million dollars. and as summarized in table five on page 37 of the report, hsa is projected to pay a total of 2 million, 823,404 dollars over the nine year term of the proposed sublease, our recommendation on page 38 we recommend that you amend to add a further resolve clause that it is the policy of the board of supervisors that leases should be submitted to the board of supervisors for approval prior to the effective date of the lease and prior to the department occupying the lease or the premises and we recommend that you approve the resolution as amended. >> thank you, mr. rose, colleagues any questions for our budget analyst? >> okay, we will open this up for public comment.
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is there anyone that wish to public comment on item eleven? >> good morning, i am captain joe mcfaden and i am the commanding officer of the special victims unit that covers the child abuse section, i have never seen a collection in 25 years of police service, of people, acted towards one thing and this being, the physical and the center that we now have, is unbelievable and in the old days, you will find these children, brought to the sfgeneral. and you will have to track down the parents, and the district attorney, and everyone else to get together, and you have a one stop shop here and this is effective throughout the community, and not only, in san francisco, but, it is a or something that is admired throughout the counties and this, we stand fully behind the sections there and i invite all of you to go through and take a
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walk through the incredible work
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>> ♪ . >> next speaker please. >> good morning, my name is glora simiyoa and i am the coordinator at the new center and i just want to say that it is the best thing for children like our captain said in the past, we were at the basement of the general hospital, which was a great location, but this is much better, and it is new, and it is clean, the families we have already interviewed close to 100 children at the new center, and they are all impressed and the children, come in, and their eyes open, and they see all of the new
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furniture, and the new toys, and they go into the new lovely interview rooms. and the staff, are really happy, and it moves us together and it is just, if we feel taken care of. and so, it gives us energy to take care of the children that need our help. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> and anybody else wish to comment on this, item? >> good morning, thank you, and i am linda moore and i am an assistant district attorney for the city and county of san francisco, and i do the child abuse cases for many years and i am also a member of the board of the san francisco child abuse prevention center and i am here to ask you to pass the legislation that will allow the sublease for the children's advocacy center and as you have heard, it is an amazing place, designed to bring together everybody in one spot. and there is also a design to be truly child friendly, and truly welcoming and non-intimidating in a way that
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the basement of the san francisco general hospital, are going to be. and the da's office, is involved in the child advocacy center as interviews and advocates for the victims in this, and as the prosecutors of any cases that we can bring that come out of those interviews. and the district attorney office has been involved from the beginning, in the planning and the development of the child advocacy center, and from the time that it was really nothing but a pipe dream that we talked about after the interviews of the basement of general, and it has come about because of the san francisco child abuse center, and they have provided what finally brought about, the child advocacy center. the children who have been the victims of sexual or physical assault are often profoundly traumatized and without help they will not heal and this center allows that to happen, and it allows them to come to
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one place, and tell their story once, to a trained transit nurse, such as glory who you just heard from, not have to tell it again to the cps and then to the police and again to the doctor. and if they need medical help, they can see the doctor there, in that building, instead of having to be transported with their family to general, to an er that may be kie chaotic and scary to a child and they can see the kher pift there and they can see the victim advocate there, and who can set them up with services and make sure that the family is cared for as well as the child. it not only vastly improves the lives of the children who come through it and the chances of complete healing but it improves the ability to develop evidence, that will allow us to prosecute those who perpetrate these crimes on the children and they are difficult case to prosecute, this is the realization of a long held and a much needed dream, and we ask you to support the legislation. >> thank you very much.
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>> anybody else wish to comment on item 11? >> okay. and seeing none, public comment is closed. and supervisor, mar? >> i was not going to say anything, but i will just thank katie albriegt and abigail for sharing the story and the vision that you have for the thousands of children in the city that have been abused and i thought that walter's song when will i be loved my favorite version is linda ronstat, but it is a great question, when will i be loved, and for the many children that have faced abuse i think that your vision and children's advocacy vision and the child abuse center vision is incredible and as a city, my hope is that we always support these efforts and i had the questions that supervisor farrell had about the retroactivity about the lease
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and but to help, seven or more children over a period of time, did, and to this issue and obviously we have to work on many, many leases going forward and so we will work on that together and for the budget analyst for addressing that. but in particular, to all of those that are here and they are involved and particularly miss albriegt thank you for your leadership and the impact that this has is incredible and we have heard from so many people about the great work that has been done and so thank you for the leadership in the city. and so with that, the colleagues, if any of the comments that we have the
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budget analyst recommendation and then the underlying item, and to get a motion to approve the analyst recommendations and the underlying item as amended. >> could i have a motion ta that effect. >> so moved. >> and we will take it without objection. >> so moved. >> chair? >> i would like to request that the department provide us with the amended legislation before 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. >> okay. >> so moved. >> okay, thank you. madam clerk, do we have any other business in front of us. >> no, mr. chair, >> okay, we are adjourned.
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>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take
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any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no
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relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something
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that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy
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challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco.
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>> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity.
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>> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the
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duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey,
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thanks pat for
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